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acquaintance

Philosophy the relation between a knower and the object of his knowledge, as contrasted with knowledge by description (esp in the phrase knowledge by acquaintance)
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Was Joseph de Maistre right (and as insightful as Gray suggests) when he observed, "he has made the acquaintance of Frenchmen, and Englishmen, Italians and Spaniards, but never of man"?
There are always athletes and coaches who have never made the acquaintance of a nutritionist or a barbell and who have an almost mythological ignorance about all the great things that are happening in these fields.
Last November in Geneva, while his father was locked in semi-mortal combat with Mikhail Gorbachev, I made the acquaintance of Ronald Prescott Reagan, age 27, who had been commissioned by Playboy to come along and write a story about the press corps.
Visitors to the IFA first made the acquaintance of high definition television (HDTV) twenty years ago during the fair's Technical and Scientific Programme.
But what I do know is that it inspired me to find out what a suffragette was and, having made the acquaintance of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters, I changed my "what dead person would you most like to meet?
I first made the acquaintance of these monsters during one of many visits to Kayseri in search of medical help for one of my cats.
We had just moved to this particular home and soon made the acquaintance of Scotty.
Lorenzl worked at the bronze foundry in the Vienna Arsenal and while there he made the acquaintance of Stephen Dakon who later became a fellow colleague at Gold scheider in 1924 as a freelance designer.
Even among resolute drinkers, the morality of boozing - or, more specifically, boozing in conjunction with a host of other activities - has changed beyond recognition since I first made the acquaintance of grape and grain.
Nigeria in 2005, Dave Edwards, founder of HEVASOF, made the acquaintance of very talented artists in the area.
She had made the acquaintance of the defendant a number of months before that.
Serving as a first mate on a journey from Australia to England, he had made the acquaintance of the writer John Galsworthy and this later gained him an introduction to the literary world of London.